Expiration of Commission
For Notaries Who Are Re-applying
Please refer to our Notary Application/Re-application Process.
For Notaries Who Are Not Re-applying
You must store your notarial journal for ten years after the last act noted in the journal. If you have a letter of retention agreement with your employer, the employer must store your journal for ten years after the date of your last notarization.
Destroy the official notary stamp as soon as the commission expires. Deface it so that the stamp becomes illegible and unusable. To destroy the stamp, peel off the rubber strip, cut it up and throw it away.